How does everyone stay motivated during the winter? Especially with a horse now on box rest…
I find social media so tough sometimes, it’s great seeing everyone so happy and enjoying life so much but I think it is very important to remember people generally only post their good days online! I want to share with you the rubbish as well as the amazing, when I last blogged I had just got back from a long visit with the vet, Alex had ended up with a nasty infection in his frog and this had been cut away by the vet. This treatment enabled us to get to the nasties and clean it all up. This was a great idea as whilst nerve blocked and sedated he happily allowed the vet to dig and scrub his precious feet, however my lovely horse is a bit of a pig with his back feet and despite my best efforts of bribes he still tried to kill me every time I ventured near to those sore feet.
We are now a few weeks in (after another visit Christmas eve and another course of antibiotics) and with the recent horrible weather I can’t even take him out for walks, despite being 21 years old he seemed to have turned wild again, I don’t think anyone told him he is a sensible old man that should be putting his feet up in semi-retirement.
To keep myself ticking over I have tried to book myself into as many judge training and demonstrations that I can get too, I find these important to keep your ideas fresh and make sure as a coach I don’t go stale, I find it tough when I am not riding myself. I also have a daily mental struggle asking myself exactly what I want to focus on when I get back to riding, anyone else change their mind daily between dressage diva or having another crack at eventing? I am sure once I am riding again and have more horses to ride the path with form itself for me… what will be, will be!
It may be hard time of year but it is certainly not all doom and gloom for me… I am actually feeling quite upbeat believe it or not!! I have the very exciting news to announce that not only will this blog be following the pathway back to full fitness and competing, but it will now also now follow the pathway to me opening my very own livery and training yard.
The yard is currently a very successful organic pig farm, they are building us our own brand new stable blocks, putting in a gorgeous new school and to top it all we have lots of gorgeous paddocks and a farm ride to enjoy as well. I will be moving my own horses in at the end of January and then the fun of showing people round and getting names down will begin…Exciting times!
Please come and visit Teri at http://www.twequestrian.com/